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Using Puppet to Perform Configuration Management in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: September 2018
Chapter 1

About Performing Configuration Management With Puppet in Oracle Solaris

Puppet is cross-platform software that you can use to automate and enforce the configuration management of most major subsystems in Oracle Solaris, including Oracle Solaris servers and their subsystems. You can use Puppet to perform several common system configuration tasks. Puppet enables you to standardize and enforce resource configurations across your entire IT infrastructure.

This chapter provides an overview of Puppet's infrastructure, as well as a basic description of how Puppet is implemented in Oracle Solaris.

For information that is beyond the scope of this guide, including background information and more complete descriptions of the various Puppet offerings, go to the Puppet web site.

You can find specific information about the Puppet version that is supported in Oracle Solaris 11.3 in the Puppet 3.6 Reference Manual.